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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Sunday September 30, 2012 00:33 by Luke Eastwood   text 2 comments (last - sunday october 07, 2012 06:54)
Bringing real change can only come through a non-violent opposition to oppression read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday September 28, 2012 20:01 by Sonya Oldham   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 06, 2012 10:11)
It is a child's right to grow up safely and to reach their own potential. Unfortunately this does not always happen, so will this constitutional change provide the impetus and the framework to allow the betterment of children's circumstances? read full story / add a comment
cork / rights and freedoms / press release Wednesday September 26, 2012 01:00 by Prisoner Solidarity Group
Selective Internment, torture, political policing.... read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 25, 2012 02:27 by Nathan Gilbert Quimpo
On September 21, forty years ago, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law. For almost 13-and-a-half years afterwards, the country suffered terribly from a brutal and corrupt dictatorship. Among the victims of the grave violations of human rights under martial law were the following: 3,257 “salvaged” (summarily executed), 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 incarcerated, as documented by historian Alfred McCoy. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Saturday September 22, 2012 22:33 by Ireland For Peltier Campaign   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 23, 2012 14:27)
Protesting his 36th year of captivity
He recently spent his 68th birthday in prison
compliments of the American Injustice System read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 18, 2012 11:31 by Anthony Ravlich
Expresses the opinion that the choice between neoliberalism and an ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization is a choice between war and peace. And also a concern at the effects of neoliberalism on the rebuilding of Christchurch following massive earthquakes. Considers New Zealand should pursue an independent path from the IMF and its neoliberal economic policies.
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international / rights and freedoms / press release Sunday September 16, 2012 13:40 by pat c
Tony Greenstein circulated this release. He writes: The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, a symbol of Palestinian culture, saw its artistic director, Juliano Meir-Khamis murdered by unknown assassins last year. Almost certainly the work of Israel and PA, both have used the murder to further harass the Freedom Theatre. Zubeidi has been imprisoned, without trial for nearly 4 months by the Israeli owned and funded quisling Palestinian Authority of Abbas. This is the context in which a cultural boycott of Israel is being advocated in Britain against groups like Batsheva. Please act on this appeal.

On the 9th of September Zakaria Zubeidi announced that he will embark on a death fast, a complete food and fluid strike, in response to the continuous postponement of his release from Palestinian Authority prison. This effectively means that unless the Palestinian Authority releases Zakaria he will most probably not make it through the week.
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dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Thursday September 13, 2012 08:49 by Padraig
Free the Cuban Five
Meetings and Events in Solidarity with the Cuban Five. September 12th 2012 is the 14th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment in the US of the Cuban Five. A series of events and meetings are being held around the Ireland to mark this anniversary and highlight the unjust treatment of these five men and their families

Meeting will be attended by Magaly Llort, mother of Fernando Gonzalez and by Dr. Haymel Estinosa (daugter of airline pilot killed in US inspired terrorist attack)

Dublin: Wednesday, 19th September at Liberty Hall, starting at 6.00pm

Other meetings in Cork, Belfast, Derry and Galway. Check local press for details.

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dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Wednesday September 12, 2012 04:16 by Michael O'Callaghan
Please join this non-violent protest to stop the patented GMO potato field trial now underway at Teagasc's Oak Park site in Co Carlow.

Meet today Wednesday 12 September at 11:30 at the Wolfe Tone memorial on the North East corner of Stephen's Green (near the Shelbourne hotel) in Dublin.

The procession will start at 12:00 sharp, proceeding along Stephen's Green via Dawson Street and Molesworth Street to Agriculture House on Kildare Street, where a letter and spade will be delivered to our Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney read full story / add a comment
antrim / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 04, 2012 14:42 by John McAnulty   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 08, 2012 03:29)
Observers of the north of Ireland are from time to time caught by surprise when the reality of life here contradicts their belief in a steady progress towards normality. Such a moment came outside a Catholic church in Belfast. A 12th July demonstration by one band playing a hate song went viral on Facebook and led to restrictions on further band processions outside the church. The decision of Orange order bands to break the Parades Commission ruling about marching and playing outside the Church was accompanied by unrestrained expressions of sectarian hatred more or less unlimited in the depths of bigotry that were unleashed. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Friday August 31, 2012 12:52 by pat c   text 4 comments (last - sunday september 02, 2012 13:39)
Older & Bolder is calling on Minister James Reilly TD to reverse the cuts to Home Care Services announced yesterday by the HSE.

Ms. Patricia Conboy, Director of Older & Bolder said: “We want to remind Minister Reilly of his own words in opposition in 2010 when he highlighted what was wrong with the HSE approach to cost-cutting. It was, he said, ‘the lazy, easy way out to hit frontline services and hurt patients rather than find the necessary savings within waste and inefficiencies at the HSE’. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Sunday August 26, 2012 11:31 by pat c
John Pilger writes on the latest British bluster about storming the Ecuadorian Embass in London to arrest Julian Asange and on the craven role played by the media. Pilger also reveals that: Four years ago, a barely noticed Pentagon document, leaked by WikiLeaks, described how WikiLeaks and Assange would be destroyed with a smear campaign leading to "criminal prosecution". Full text at link.

The British government's threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance. David Cameron, the former PR man to a television industry huckster and arms salesman to sheikdoms, is well placed to dishonour international conventions that have protected Britons in places of upheaval. Just as Tony Blair's invasion of Iraq led directly to the acts of terrorismin London on 7 July 2005, so Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague have compromised the safety of British representatives across the world. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday August 20, 2012 17:56 by Fearfeasa   text 6 comments (last - friday september 14, 2012 00:40)
A March is being organized in Dublin on Sat. 15th September at 2 p.m. Starting at the Garden of Remembrance, to O'Connell Bridge and back to the GPO, where we will have prominent speakers and some music.
Join with us and call for Freedom for Marian Price agus support human rights for all political prisoners. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday August 20, 2012 17:39 by Fearfeasa   text 1 comment (last - thursday september 13, 2012 21:25)
Tá mórshiúl á eagrú, oscailte don phobal, i mBaile Átha Cliath ar an Satharn, 15 Meán Fómhair ar 2 p.m. ag an nGáirdin Cuimhneacháin, síos go Droichead Uí Chonaill, agus ag leanúint go Ardoifig an Phoist, áit a mbeidh cainteoirí aitheanta agus ceol.
Bí ann agus tacaigh le saoirse do Mharian Price agus do Chearta Daonna gach príosúnach polaitiúil.
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international / rights and freedoms / news report Saturday August 18, 2012 11:14 by Anthony Ravlich
Top academics are rebelling against State capture by being prepared to discuss the ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization to replace neoliberalism as well as the omitted children's rights. The ethical approach emphasizes a bottom-up approach which unleashes human potential while neoliberalism is top-down approach which, in my opinion, crushes human potential. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Friday August 17, 2012 23:18 by James Justice   text 2 comments (last - sunday august 19, 2012 14:55)
If there were a lightening rod to energize political apathy in this heavily propagandized world democratic right of dissent, such as to challenge corrupt government practice, should be it. But certain U. S. leaders’ apparent intention to incarcerate and punish Julian Assange for leaking U.S. secrets puts our black methods in the limelight. What were his motives and equally what has been the character of U.S. foreign policy? It seems revelations were meant to highlight U.S. corruption as people around the world have come to fear American brutality. Many around the globe know the United States as a rogue bully of an empire that regularly uses intimidation to get its way. It takes a real macho government to push around countries like Ecuador, Sweden and lapdog England. As has been shown over and over the United States does not respect law, legal distinctions or diplomatic norms.

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international / rights and freedoms / other press Saturday August 11, 2012 21:23 by pat c   text 5 comments (last - friday december 07, 2012 19:50)
The conditions under which Bradley Manning was held in didn't just originate with low level guards, the orders came from the top. But from Private to General they all collaborated in the maltreatment of Bradley Manning. Full text at link.

An order to submit WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning to harsh and allegedly illegal treatment in prison apparently came from the upper echelons of the Marine Corps. According to military e-mails released to Manning’s defense, a three-star general was the force behind the marching orders to hold Manning as a maximum-custody detainee under prevention-of-injury watch, or POI — orders that resulted in severe conditions at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia, that left Manning isolated and repeatedly mistreated by his guards. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / press release Wednesday August 08, 2012 13:47 by Tony Greenstein   text 1 comment (last - monday august 13, 2012 17:23)
Despite Western hypocritical attacks on Political Islam, the true enemies of Zionism and the Israeli state have always been secular and radical Palestinian and Arab nationalism. The Muslim Brotherhood have often provided a cover for imperialism, as in Egypt. In Gaza, where the PFLP is strong, Israel prefers Hamas to a secular regime (unless of the quisling Abbas type).

Ahmad Sa’adat was kidnapped from Jericho Prison, where he was held under guard by British and foreign forces and effectively handed over to Israel. He was imprisoned for being leader of a group which assassinated the leader of the Moledet-Transfer Party, General Rehavam Zvi. Targeted assassinations are regular Israeli activities but the oppressed are not supposed to indulge in similar actions. Ahmad Sa’dat’s statement below on how negotiations only serve as a camouflage for occupation and conquest are a message for all Palestinian groups and those in the West who choose, despite the evidence, to foster such illusions. read full story / add a comment
down / rights and freedoms / news report Tuesday August 07, 2012 17:13 by Gerry Rice
Hello everybody,
I have just uploaded my updated website www.gerryrice.com
If you have seen my older version and still have it on your computer, right-click on, especially, the HomePage at least, and in the drop-down menu left-click on the "Reload" link or the "Refresh"
link to load the updated site. This is the price a whistleblower has to pay for his trouble in Northern Ireland - 35 years and counting....
You will know that you have accessed my website update when you see the following first line at the top of my HomePage and under the title Prologue:
Voltair said, "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
Please let me know what you think :-)
Gerry. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday August 06, 2012 01:19 by Elric   text 1 comment (last - monday august 06, 2012 01:22)
Dublin demo , Monday 6th August @ 1pm.

A Shell To Sea solidarity demonstration with the Rossport community will be held tomorrow (Monday 6th August 2012) at 1pm (One pm) at the Spire in O'Connell Street , Dublin.

If you can't make it yourself (and apologises for the late notice) please pass this message on to others. read full story / add a comment
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